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CPSC Introduction

Published: 15 Apr 2015 01:59:39 PST

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools and household chemicals – has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products since being instituted in 1972.

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Product safety guidelines:

Handheld Hair Dryers:
Handheld hair dryers are required to have an integral immersion protection device that reduces the risk of electric shock if the hair dryer comes into contact with water.

Children’s Outerwear with Drawstrings:
Children's upper outerwear with drawstrings are subject to import restrictions, as the drawstrings can pose dragging, entrapment and strangulation hazards.

Soft Infant and Toddler Carriers:
Soft carriers are designed to carry a sitting child in close proximity to the caregiver. If not compliant with the ASTM F2236-14 standard, usage can lead to suffocation.

Carriages and Strollers:
Non-compliant children's carriages and strollers pose such hazards as parking brake failure, pinching and shearing of the skin and flesh, tip-over and strangulation.

All toys and toy chests intended for use by children under 14 years of age must comply with the ASTM F963-11 and to ASTM F963-07ε1 federal toy safety standards.

Regulated Product Check:
Check here to find the regulatory guidelines and standards relevant to your products.

Latest Violations:
Letters of Advice sent to importers and manufacturers by the CPSC, where a response was sent confirming the violation and corrective action determined to have been taken.

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